[DOE-Arts] Happy August!

Argy Nestor argy.nestor at maine.gov
Mon Aug 3 21:02:01 EDT 2009


Looks like we might be in for some sunshine in August! YAHOOOOO! I  
know folks in the County are beginning to look at the last days of  
summer vacation. I hope you have a wonderful August.

PLEASE WATCH FOR ANOTHER EMAIL ARRIVING SHORTLY THAT HAS INFORMATION  
ABOUT THE STATEWIDE ARTS CONFERENCE-OCTOBER 8 AND 9, 2009. Don't miss  
it!

Anyone who is thinking about an artist residency for this school year  
and searching for funding I suggest you contact Carol Farrell from  
Figures of Speech for a great opportunity. Read more about this in the  
"student opportunity" section of the blog at http://meartsed.wordpress.com

Below is the list of blog posts since I emailed you last.

* Rearranged MLR documents-4 Arts disciplines- Now available MLR  
documents by arts disciplines
* Chris Lehman-Keynote Speaker at MLTI conference- A summary of the  
keynote at the technology conference
* Learning and Fun Wrapped Up in One (MLTI in Castine)- Information on  
the arts connection plus more
* Powerful Learning Through the Arts- An excellent video on how  
incredibly powerful arts education is for students
*  Mid-coast Regional Arts Program- A model for a gifted and talented  
arts education program
* College of Atlantic Student- Read about Miles Chapin who is studying  
to be a sculptor and working on the Schoodic Sculpture Symposium this  
summer
* The sea and Arts Education in Maine- list-serve and blog numbers
* Wealth of Resources- Two websites you'll want to take a look at
* Teaching Abroad- If you've thought about teaching out of the  
country, these resources might be helfpul
* Summer Inspiration- sites to visit
* Poetry and Creative Writing- where does creative writing fit in?
* Summer Work- Curriculum, assessment, alignment with the Maine  
Learning Results- think about it!
* Vienna Historical Society- read about Gardiner Art Teacher Cheryl  
Herr-Rains and her play writing

Just a reminder if you have a new email address or know others that do  
please send it to me so I can make the changes to the list-serve.

Make it a great August,
Argy

Argy Nestor
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
http://meartsed.wordpress.com/
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
207-624-6825
fax: 207-624-6821
argy.nestor at maine.gov
http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/	









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